World Could Run Out of Food by 2050; Zabumba Murder Suspect Denied Release

• Gee, this is uplifting: Scientists at the climate change talks in Cancun warned that if leaders don’t better negotiate food-security policies, the earth may run out of food by 2050. [NewsFeed/Time]

• A judge has rejected the efforts of lawyers representing Bruce Beresford-Redman, suspected in the murder of his wife, the owner of Zabumba restaurant, to get him released during his trial. [Daily Breeze]

• Turns out we Yanks aren’t the only fatties: a report shows that half of all Europeans are now overweight. [BBC]

• Henry Earl Duncan, convicted of killing his supervisor at an LAX restaurant in 1984, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday. [Mercury News]

• Korea’s Mexican fusion chain On the Border plans to export its bulgogi tacos to the U.S. Maybe somebody should tell them that we’re neck-deep already? [Korea Herald]

• Hut, two, no Coke for you. The Army is cleaning up the diet of soldiers in Fort Huachuca, in Arizona, eliminating access to sodas and sugary cereals, as well as fatty meats. [CNBC]

Sesame Street, too, is trying to encourage healthy eating habits; the show has introduced broccoli, banana, low-fat-cheese, and whole-wheat-bun Muppets. Okay, Mr. Broccoli is cute, but really, guys, a whole-wheat bun? [

• Restaurant gift cards are predicted to outsell other gift cards with online holiday shoppers. Unfortunately, we’re guessing it’s all crappy places like Chili’s and not anywhere we’d actually want to eat. [NRN]

World Could Run Out of Food by 2050; Zabumba Murder Suspect Denied Release